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Dr. Bernard Kwok

Senior Consultant Cardiologist


  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant 

Medical Conditions Treated:

  • Complex cardiac conditions related to heart failure, including severe symptoms, difficulty breathing, and decreased ability to perform physical activities
  • Pre-transplant evaluations and post-transplant follow-up care for heart transplant patients


English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Teochew, Hokkien, Bahasa Melayu


MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (Int Med) (United Kingdom), M Med (Int Med) (Singapore), FRCP (Edinburgh), FACC

Professional Profile:

Dr. Bernard Kwok is the first qualified transplant cardiologist in Singapore. He obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1990 and furthered his qualifications in internal medicine with a Master of Medicine from NUS. He is also a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (U.K.) and obtained a diploma from the Royal College in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Dr. Kwok underwent specialised training in cardiology at the National University Hospital in Singapore and completed a fellowship in Heart Failure & Heart Transplantation at Stanford University School of Medicine in the USA. His passion for caring for patients with advanced heart failure and heart transplant recipients led him to establish Singapore’s first multi-disciplinary Heart Failure Programme at the National Heart Centre of Singapore, where he served as its Director.

Dr. Kwok is also a Visiting Consultant at the National Heart Centre Singapore, where he continues to provide excellent care for patients with advanced heart failure and heart transplant recipients. He is also an Exercise Specialist accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine, with a strong interest in exercise physiology.

Dr. Kwok is a former Governor of the Singapore Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and the President of the Singapore Cardiac Society. He is also the founding President of the Heart Failure Society (Singapore). His contributions to the field of cardiology have been instrumental in advancing patient care in Singapore and beyond.